Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

2020 NABA Advanced Workshop

REGISTRATION is closed. Join us for a full day of advanced beekeeping information with Geoff Williams and Clarence Collison at our annual workshop. We will begin at 8:00 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in the 4th-floor conference room in the Janet Ayers Academic Center on the campus of Belmont University. Directions to Belmont.


  • Best Management Practices: Lessons Learned From The Bee Informed Partnership’s National Colony Loss And Management Survey – Geoff Williams
  • A Closer Look At Factors Associated With Colony Development And Productivity – Clarence Collison
  • Varroa destructor Integrated Pest Management: Steps To Identify New Treatments – Geoff Williams


  • Importance Of Genetic Diversity In The Honey Bee Colony – Clarence Collison
  • Bees, Sex And Rock n’ Roll – Geoff Williams
  • The Role Of The Queen’s Pheromones In The Colony – Clarence Collison

Your $35 registration fee includes your lunch. For non-members of NABA, we encourage you to join our association for an additional cost of $10 per family. This gives you access to our monthly newsletter and many educational programs. Parking is free and convenient in the basement of the Ayres Academic Center in the building where the conference will be held. Park on Level P-1 and take the elevator.

Vendors including B.A. Springs Woodenware & Bee Supply, Kelley Beekeeping, and Hon Taylor Honey Bees will be on site.

We will also have our fabulous silent auction with beekeeping items and one-of-a-kind donations including music and sports memorabilia and experiences.

Geoff Williams

Dr. Geoff Williams is Assistant Professor of Insect Pollination and Apiculture at Auburn University. He grew up in Western Canada, did his scientific training in Eastern Canada, and has worked with honey bees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Clarence Collison

Clarence H. Collison is an Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Emeritus Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University. He writes the monthly column “A Closer Look” and prior to that “Do You Know?” for Bee Culture and has published two books.

These are some of the leading beekeeping experts in the United States. Want to take your beekeeping to a higher level?

  • If you are a beginner, this is a way to build on what you have learned so far.
  • If you are a 2nd or 3rd year beekeeper, this is perfect for you.
  • If you are a skilled beekeeper, this is your chance to learn from some of the country’s leading expert